Almond Joy Blondies
Death by Chocolate – that’s what Almond Joy Blondies are! Prepare yourself for one of the richest desserts ever! Mouthwatering, tempting, decadent, tantalizing and utterly delectable. These blondies are filled with double the chocolate chips, coconut and slivered almonds. Then they’re topped with a light, creamy buttercream frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Say, “Yes!”
I’m always puttering around in my kitchen. A lot of times I create recipes on the fly. But most of the time I usually start thinking about making something a certain way for days in advance. This was one of those recipes. I knew I wanted to use this cookie layer somehow, but then I wanted to top it off with a delicious frosting too, to make the blondie even richer. Yes, ahem, it is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-Y rich. But it will also become a family favorite, especially if you’re one of those folks who enjoy coconut.
The cookie layer itself is very sweet because it has a lot more coconut, nuts and chocolate chips than a regular batch of chocolate chip cookies would have. Then when you top it with a buttercream frosting layer, it’s like a sugar explosion. It’s hard finding anything to dislike about these tasty treats. They are a real crowd pleaser and perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues, holidays or tailgating parties.
I made up a batch of these jewels last month for a family in our care group after she got out of the hospital. But because the recipe made so many I also divvied up part of the blondies and sent them with John when he was visiting someone about the same time. I got a note back from that couple saying how much they enjoyed the blondies–actually they raved over how great they were.
If you’re looking for Death by Chocolate (coconut and almonds, too), then look no farther than Almond Joy Blondies. If you need a sensational dessert to wow your parents on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this one will do it! Once you sink your teeth into these jewels you’ll think you’re in heaven (and they’ll reach for another). 🙂
Almond Joy Blondies are spectacular.
This is the perfect dessert for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues – for any occasion.
Almond Joy Blondies have double the amount of chocolate chips for most chocolate chip cookie dough recipes. So these bars are incredibly rich and sweet.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cookie layer.
Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking soda and salt.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add chocolate chips, coconut and almonds.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Grease a large sheet pan – 15 1/2 x 21″. Press cookie dough into prepared cookie sheet. (If you don’t have a sheet pan this large you can substitute two 9×13″ glass baking dishes but adjust baking time).
Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding icing.
I used these ingredients for the icing.
Soften butter. Cream with an electric mixer until done.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
Cream icing ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth. I chose to have a lighter icing, but you can add additional powdered sugar if you want it thicker.
Spread icing ingredients over top of cooled blondies.
Toast coconut about 5 minutes at 350. Stir and fluff once or twice during baking so all sides get lightly browned. Sprinkle toasted coconut over top of icing. Allow to set before cutting. (I refrigerated for about an hour).
Almond Joy Blondies are incredibly delicious. They’re perfect for any kind of holiday baking – especially the summer holidays.
These bars are delightful for tailgating parties, but prepare your guests for “death by chocolate!” 🙂
If you like rich desserts, give Almond Joy Blondies a try.
Here’s the recipe.
ALMOND JOY BLONDIES
(My own concoction)
Almond Joy Blondies were a big hit with our friends. I believe they’ll be a big hit in your home, too.
Every bite will have you drooling.